(Closed) Do I have to give them a gift?

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Do I give them something or nothing at all?
    Do not give a gift : (8 votes)
    36 %
    Give $20 : (4 votes)
    18 %
    Give $40 : (8 votes)
    36 %
    Give $50 or more : (2 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Wow, very weird invite; I totally agree with you feeling awkward as I would too!    I would give them a card and maybe something small like a frame or a photo album that you can pick up for like $10-$15?   A nice gift at a reasonable price and you don’t feel uncomfortable showing up empty handed.   If you couldn’t find something small at a reasonable rate I think a nice card would do as well; a simply congrats and wish you well.  You don’t know them; don’t feel obligated to shell out extra funds.  Good Luck!

    Post # 4
    Member
    2652 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    Rather than give money, I feel like the situation call for some sort of trinket object or picture frame type gift. Something small that doesn’t cost you more than $30 in case nobody else brings a gift.

    Post # 5
    Member
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I thought you normally bring either money or flowers to the Sangeet.  I could be mistaken, I was a kid when we went to our neighbor’s brother’s sangeet.  I really think we brought flowers and money. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    1006 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    You should probably ask your friend what is traditional.  

    Post # 8
    Member
    350 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Wow. That is weird. I agree with @kgirl91 and ask your friend what is traditional. 

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